A neighbor to Waikiki, Diamond Head feels a world apart from the hustle and bustle of tourist central. This island neighborhood is distinct: the glitz of million dollar homes demurely plays second fiddle to gorgeous ocean vistas and an extinct volcano.
Diamond Head Boundaries: The neighborhood of Diamond Head is located along Oahu’s south shore and is situated between the neighborhoods of Waikiki and Hawaii Kai.
Time to the Beach: Getting to the beach from Diamond Head can range from a couple to a few minutes.
Diamond Head People: Homeowners in Diamond Head tend to be middle-aged and above. That said, there are still plenty of renters in their twenties and thirties. The median household income for the neighborhood is right around $100,000 (Honolulu city average: $63,000). The neighborhood attracts an active group, probably due to its proximity to the ocean, volcano and some of the best running routes on the island.
Condos and Real Estate: The average condo listing in Diamond Head is $750,000 (averaging close to 1,000 square feet) and the average home listing is $3,717,550 (averaging about 3,500 square feet). Most apartments in Diamond Head rent out for around $2,500 per month.
Parks and Beaches: Diamond Head State Monument is perhaps one of the most well known and frequently visited destinations on the island. The hike to the crater of the volcano encompasses stairs, a few ancient lava flows and a couple of tunnels to get to the top. The views of the ocean and city are stunning.